Hydrotherapy

 
 The healing qualities of water therapy are unique and extremely effective alongside our other healthcare services.
During an initial consultation, if we decide hydrotherapy will aid your recovery, our physiotherapy specialists will incorporate it into your rehabilitation.

We use it in the early stages of injury recovery and in post surgery, as part of a partial weight bearing exercise regime.

It can be used to treat problems like rheumatism, back and muscle pain, fatigue, stiffness and is geared towards improving core stability, range of movement and stamina.

As well as treating sporting injuries, the heated pools at our Wilmslow clinic allow us to offer water-based treatments to treat a wide range of disabilities such as arthritis.

There is full access available for wheelchair users or those with reduced mobility, our pools are also designed so non-swimmers can access the water.

For Work, For Life, For Sport

We use the same tried and tested techniques to give an equal level of care to everyone that comes to us; no matter if you’re looking to get back into work, or are wanting to improve your fitness for the Olympic Games, you’ll get the very best care available.

Your hydrotherapy treatment will be completely tailored to your fitness levels, goals and the speed in which you need to recover.

Rather than treating you just as a patient, we will work with you on a personal level. We’ll ensure you are happy with your rehabilitation plan and that everything we do is in your interest and that it fits in perfectly with your personal and family life.

How does hydrotherapy work?

The slow, controlled motions of hydrotherapy have many benefits.  The water supports the patient’s weight and allows for an increased range of joint movements, while it strengthens muscles, improves balance and coordination.

It also stimulates endorphins which helps the patient’s muscles to relax, eases pain, and reduces tension.

Through these exercises, we’ll gradually get you back into more rigorous activity, monitoring your progress and making sure you are on track to making a complete recovery.

Below, our infographic outlines the types of conditions and injuries for which hydrotherapy is beneficial. It also gives an introductory guide to what you can expect from a hydrotherapy session and what types of injuries it is particularly effective for.